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Pumpkin Bird Feeder
October 17, 2022

Pumpkin Recycling

Halloween is approaching, so there’s a good chance you have a pumpkin or two around your house. They make great decorations, but once the carving and trick-or-treating is over, don’t just toss them in the trash. There are lots of great ways to use pumpkins in and around the yard in the weeks ahead. Share […]
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Eggplant on Vine
October 13, 2022

Growing Eggplant

Eggplant is easy to grow, and some varieties are so beautiful they can be used as ornamentals. The flowers come in either purple or white with five lobes, and they give way to the beautiful eggplants that are typically a deep purple color and can come in various sizes and shapes. Eggplant is a fast-growing, […]
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Dried Vegetable Seeds
September 28, 2022

Saving Vegetable Seeds

Gardeners tend to be a thrifty lot, and saving seeds from one year to another just makes sense. So, start saving those vegetable seeds! Here’s a quick primer on the benefits of seed-saving and how to know when a seed is ripe. Why Save Seeds? There are three good reasons to learn the technique of seed-saving. Saving […]
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Carrots in Ground
September 15, 2022

3 Ways to Overwinter Root Vegetables

There’s nothing quite like pulling a homegrown carrot from the soil for a Valentine’s Day celebration with your sweetheart. If you’ve never managed this feat, perhaps this will be your year. Overwintering root vegetables is easier than you think, if you employ a successful overwintering strategy. While many gardeners store harvested root crops in their […]
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Ornamental Cabbage & Kale
August 15, 2022

Planting Ornamental Kale and Cabbage

Ornamental cabbage and kale look and grow very much like their close relatives, the edible cabbages and kales. Although they’re categorized as the same species (Brassica oleracea) as the edible varieties and can be eaten, these ornamental cultivars have been bred for looks, not flavor. They are slightly bitter, though are often used as a garnish. Their leaves […]
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Bluberry Bush
August 13, 2022

Planting Blueberry Bushes

Blueberries have been in health news a lot lately. Packed with antioxidants and tasty as well, many gardeners are wondering about growing blueberry bushes in their own garden. Planting blueberry bushes in your garden is possible, with a little preparation. What Does a Blueberry Bush Look Like? While these are popular fruits, many people are […]
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Herbs in Pots
July 19, 2022

Storing Fresh Herbs

Whether your garden herbs are growing faster than you can use them, or you bought a beautiful, big bunch at the store, you’ll want to keep them fresh for as long as possible. With just a couple quick tricks, you can enjoy those fresh herbs longer than you’d think. How to Store Herbs Dill and […]
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Vegetable Harvest
July 19, 2022

Storing Vegetables

There are vegetables you should NEVER store in the refrigerator as well as vegetables you should ALWAYS store in the fridge for the best taste and texture. Properly storing your vegetables will maximize not only their longevity, but their taste and texture. When it comes to storing fresh produce, here’s a little background. There are three basic […]
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Raspberry Bush
July 19, 2022

Storing Fruit

Just like vegetables, each type of fruit has unique requirements to maintain its’ freshness. Follow these tips for properly storing fruit and enjoy your harvested, or store-bought, produce longer. A. Fruit to Keep in the Refrigerator Apples Store apples in a refrigerator for the short term. It helps to have a fruit drawer and a damp […]
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